Father Comes Home from the Wars (Parts 1, 8 & 9)
By SUZAN-LORI PARKS
Directed by JO BONNEY
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Suzan-Lori Parks takes the stage to play the role of our guide leading through a multimedia epic tale about slavery, war, freedom, and the difficulty of family ties. Father Comes Home from the Wars (Parts 1, 8 & 9) tells the story of Penny, a slave, awaiting her husband’s return from the Civil War while resisting her own desire to flee with a band of runaway slaves. Currently, Suzan-Lori Parks is the Master Writer Chair at The Public Theater, where she premiered: The America Play, Venus, In the Blood, Fucking A, 365 Days/365 Plays, and the Pulitzer Prize-winning Topdog/Underdog.
New Extended Performance Schedules for Public LAB 2009 Shows!
Friday, June 5- Sunday, June 28
Tuesday at 7pm
Wednesday - Friday at 8pm
Saturday at 2pm & 8pm
Sunday at 2pm & 7pm
Added Performance: Mon 6/22 at 8pm
No Performance/Unavailable: Sat 6/6 at 2pm, Sun 6/7 at 7pm, Sun 6/14 at 2pm, Thur 6/25 at 8pm
TUESDAY NIGHT PUBLIC LAB SPEAKER SERIES: Please join us for the Public LAB Speaker Series, Tuesday nights following the performance, which will consist of engaging post-show conversations with the artists and notable panelists. Be sure to check back for the most up-to-date schedule and information.
June 16th: Metadrama: Bring it on!
Suzan-Lori Parks in conversation with Glenda Carpio (Associate Professor of African and African American Studies and English at Harvard University and author of Laughing Fit to Kill: Black Humor in the Fictions of Slavery).
June 23rd: Meet the Artists of Father Comes Home from the Wars (Parts 1 & 8)
Suzan-Lori Parks and cast members in conversation with Artistic Director Oskar Eustis.
Check out the other PUBLIC LAB shows!
TALES OF AN URBAN INDIAN
By DARRELL DENNIS (Shuswap)
Directed by HERBIE BARNES (Ojibway)
February 20 - March 15
KNIVES AND OTHER SHARP OBJECTS
By RAÚL CASTILLO
Directed by FELIX SOLIS
March 27 - April 19
BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON: THE CONCERT VERSION
Written and Directed by ALEX TIMBERS
Music and Lyrics by MICHAEL FRIEDMAN
May 5 - May 24